In a letter to Beaver Nation, Athletic Director Scott Barnes announced that former head baseball coach Pat Casey has elected not to return to the dugout after a year away.
“When Pat announced that he would be stepping down as head coach last September, I wanted to give him time to think about his decision and leave open a path where he could return as head coach. Over those nine months, I had numerous conversations with Pat to gauge his interest in returning to the leadership role. My hope was that he would return as head coach after taking a break to refresh. Unfortunately, we know now that will not be the case.”
Casey will continue his current role inside Oregon State Athletics as a Senior Associate Athletic Director.
Barnes was also complimentary of interim head baseball coach Pat Bailey.
“Coach Bailey and his coaching staff have done a remarkable job,” he said.
Barnes announced the Beavers will conduct a national search of their next baseball coach. Before closing the letter, Barnes praised Casey once more.
“As well, we can all be so very proud of what Pat Casey, his coaching staff, and student-athletes, who have represented Oregon State baseball, have achieved over the past two decades. They have made Corvallis a desired national destination for the best in college baseball. I can assure you that will continue to be the case.”
You can read the entire letter at osubeavers.com.